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1.1 This test method provides a means for monitoring corrosivity of environmental tests that involve exposure to corrosive gases.
1.2 This test method uses a resistance monitor (RM) probe fabricated from a chosen metal conductor, with one conductor segment uncovered to permit exposure of the chosen metal conductor to the corrosive gas mixture and the second conductor segment covered to protect the metal conductor of this segment from direct attack by the corrosive gas mixture. The covered conductor segment provides a reference for evaluating changes in the uncovered segment. The ratio of the resistance of the exposed segment to that of the covered segment provides a measure of the amount of metal conductor that has reacted with the corrosive gas test environment to form poorly conducting corrosion product, thus providing a measure of test corrosivity.
1.3 Resistance monitoring is applicable to a broad range of test conditions by selection of the appropriate metal conductor and initial metal thickness.
1.4 This method is similar in intent to Test Methods B 808.
1.5 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to become familiar with all hazards including those identified in the appropriate Material Safety Data Sheet for this product/material as provided by the manufacturer, to establish appropriate safety and health practices, and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
B808 Test Method for Monitoring of Atmospheric Corrosion Chambers by Quartz Crystal Microbalances
B810 Test Method for Calibration of Atmospheric Corrosion Test Chambers by Change in Mass of Copper Coupons
B827 Practice for Conducting Mixed Flowing Gas (MFG) Environmental Tests
G96 Guide for Online Monitoring of Corrosion in Plant Equipment (Electrical and Electrochemical Methods)
ICS Number Code 77.060 (Corrosion of metals)
UNSPSC Code 41111943(Electrical resistance or conductance sensors)
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ASTM B826-03, Standard Test Method for Monitoring Atmospheric Corrosion Tests by Electrical Resistance Probes, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2003, www.astm.orgBack to Top